What’s the Matter with Missouri
Why does nobody talk about the Cardinals? Three words and an abbreviation: St. Louis doesn’t matter. Missouri doesn’t matter. That’s why KC was only mentioned when they beat the Tigers and no one cares anymore. I’m sorry Jeffery, it’s just the truth. And trust me, I feel your pain. Until the Tigers started paying like the Yankees, we were in the same boat. I think you and I were the only people in the U.S. watching the 2006 World Series.
But, now, we’re on the map and not necessarily in a good way. When you pay like the Yankees, you’re expected to play like the Yankees. And, although the Tigers have won three straight and finally started scoring runs like they were supposed to, there’s a long ways to go before they’re at the level where we expect them to be. But that’s the great thing about being a Cardinals fan. No one has any expectations for the Cards so if they do well, great. However, the fact remains, no one cares.
Now, it’s entirely possible that the Cards will continue to pitch well and come up with timely hitting. And monkeys might fly out of my butt. I’m just saying.
But, I’m happy for you. It’s nice to have a little ray of sunshine in the otherwise bleak lives of the denizens of the flyover states. So, enjoy it. Eat it up. Because, once Pujols hits his slump and Wainwright sees his ERA start climbing, it’s over. But don’t worry. ESPN won’t notice that either. That’s the beauty of no one caring.